Carpet depicting story of Joseph

Rug

Persian
Qajar
late 19th or 20th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

225 x 146 cm (88 9/16 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.2577

Medium or Technique

Cotton warp and weft; wool pile

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Pile weaving, senna knot. Cotton warp and weft, wool pile. Field: Story of Joseph in three parts. Top: four men in turbans and capes lead boy toward three buildings at rear. Center: man in building points to foreground; hunter with bow and arrow aims at spotted tiger on gazelle; three other animals. Bottom: two men with turbans and camels give money to three men in loin cloths; well, Persian script, tree, two animals. Inner border: Persian script and floral motifs. Three additional borders with flowering vines. Predomiate colors: blue, ecru; yellow, brown details. Short fringe.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection